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U.S. Federal Government - Legislative Information: Hearings

Committee hearings

Congressional committee hearings contain the testimony of government officials and private individuals invited to appear before the committee to argue for or against passage of a bill. 

  • ProQuest Congressional (1824-present)
    To limit your search to hearings, select the Advanced Search option. From here, you can search by keyword, date, etc., as well as by witness name and/or witness affiliation.
  • FDsys
    Selected hearings, primarily 105th Congress (1997)-present, with some earlier hearings back to 1985.
  • To find hearings in print, search in Orbis. Using the Congressional committee as the "author" will often help locate these documents.

See this list of resources for audio and video of hearings.

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